NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of airline, train and bus passengers remain stranded by a winter storm that spawned heavy snow and blizzard warnings and even forced the National Football League to postpone a game.
It also put a crimp in day-after Christmas shopping in parts of the Northeast but retailers, who have had a good holiday season, expect shoppers to come out Monday.
In Boston, an aquarium had to protect - of all things - penguin ice sculptures from the elements. A dumping of up to 20 inches had been forecast for Philadelphia, where the Eagles-Vikings NFL game was postponed. But by early evening, meteorologists said the city would end up getting no more than a foot.
Washington, D.C. was spared after earlier forecasts of 6-10 inches, but parts of New Jersey, however, got walloped. Forecasters issued blizzard warnings for parts of New Jersey, New York City, Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.